TENNESSEE

Auburn and Alabama learn their two Additional Opponents

The SEC switched to a 10-game conference-only schedule and Friday the two additional SEC opponents were announced. Auburn will travel to South Carolina and play host to Tennessee. Alabama will go to Missouri and face Kentucky at home. Dates and time are still to be determined. AUBURN, Ala.—The Southeastern Conference on Friday announced the two additional non-divisional opponents each school…

Bullied fan’s T-shirt design helps raise $950K for nonprofit

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Sales of a University of Tennessee T-shirt designed by a bullied fourth-grade boy in Florida have raised over $950,000 for an anti-bullying organization. The fourth-grader had designed his own University of Tennessee logo to put over an orange T-shirt for his school’s college colors day this fall. In a Facebook post that went viral, the boy’s…

Human Trafficking Charges Dropped Against Former Alabama Basketball Star

A judge in Tennessee has dropped a human trafficking charge against former NBA player Jim Farmer. Defense lawyer Worrick G. Robinson IV says a court dismissed the charge against the one-time University of Alabama stand out on Tuesday. Robinson says the decision came during a preliminary hearing for Farmer. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the 55-year-old resident of Franklin,…

Two Retired U.S. Army Alabama Chopper Pilots Injured in Crash

Crash happened near Tullahoma, Tennessee

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) – Officials have released the names of two men injured in a helicopter crash in Tennessee outside of Tullahoma. The pilots involved in the Thursday crash were identified as 70-year-old Jack Cook, of Ozark, Alabama and 69-year-old Larry Cornell, of New Brockton, Alabama, according to Arista Aviation Services. The Tennessean reports both men are in stable condition…

Talk Of The Air National Guard

Use of a hand puppet decried, officer, NCO demoted...

A screengrab from a video posted on Facebook that shows a Tennessee Air National Guard colonel and a senior noncommissioned officer during a re-enlistment ceremony.                                                         FACEBOOK/AIR FORCE AMN/NCO/SNCO     (CBS) A…

Tennessee No Longer Pursuing Schiano

Tennessee is no longer pursuing Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano to be the school’s new head coach. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the school and Schiano were close to an agreement earlier Sunday, but the deal fell apart after widespread backlash that included a protest on campus and complaints on social media from…

ACLU asks 10 States for Public Records on Immigrant Program

The American Civil Liberties Union has sent record requests to Republican attorneys general in 10 states and Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter looking for any communication with the federal government about a program that benefits young immigrants living in the country illegally. Otter and the attorneys general in Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee and West…

Bird Flu Hits Tennessee; Alabama Poultry Farmers on Alert

Pete Bates grew up around birds. His father owned the Bates Turkey Farm, and now Pete and his siblings share ownership and run the farm. Bates says a serious case of avian influenza, more commonly known as bird flu, can devastate a poultry farm. He and his family had to deal with a bird flu outbreak two years ago. Bates…

South Alabama Women Wants to Bring Christmas to Gatlinburg, TN Fire Victims

A black bear is in the first box of toys that will be donated to Taylor’s East Tennessee Toy Drive. Gatlinburg, Tennessee holds many special memories for South Alabama native Vesta Taylor. “My dad had took me through there when I was ten, and he died when I was fourteen,” she remembers. Taylor and her husband love taking trips to the…